Daily Prayers & Readings

Messiah Daily Readings and Prayers - 2021
October 17 thru October 24
 
OPENING
Holy Trinity: guard my thoughts, guide my words, bless my acts – amen.  
 
PSALM SCHEDULE
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Psalm 28
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Psalm 34:1-8

 

DAILY BIBLE READINGS


SUNDAY OCTOBER 17 / LECTIONARY 29 / PENTECOST 21
 
 Weekday readings anticipate Sunday readings 10.24.2021
 
Mon. 10.18
Isaiah 59:9-19 confessing sin
I Peter 2:1-10 priesthood of all believers 
 
Tue. 10.19
Ezekiel 18:1-32 the righteous are not blamed
Acts 9:32-35 Aeneas is healed 
 
Wed. 10.20
Ezekiel 14:12-23 Job as righteous person 
Matthew 20:29-34 Jesus heals to blind persons 
 
Thur. 10.21
Second Kings 20:12-19 Hezekiah hears the Word of God
Hebrews 7:1-10 Melchizedek the priest 
 
Fri. 10.22
Nehemiah 1:1-11 prays for restoration 
Hebrews 7:11-22 Melchizedek and Jesus 
 
Sat. 10.24
Job 42:7-9 Job’s friends are corrected 
Mark 8:22-26 Jesus heals a blind man 
 
SUNDAY OCTOBER 24 / LECTIONARY WEEK 30 / PENTECOST 22
Job 42:1-6, 10-17 restoration 
Mark 10:46-52 Jesus heals blind Bartimaeus

 

PRAYERS


PRAYER FOR OUR NATION 
Lord of all nations, guide this nation by your Spirit to go forward in justice and freedom.  Give to all our people the blessings of well-being and harmony, but above all things give us faith in you, that our nation may bring glory to your name and blessings to all peoples, thru Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR THE MORNING HOURS (ELW)
O Lord, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us in safety to this new day. Preserve us with your mighty power that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome in adversity, and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; thru Jesus Christ our Lord. 
 
PRAYER FOR AFTERNOON AND EVENING (ELW)
O God, from whom come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments; and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness; thru the merit of Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God forever Amen
 
CLOSING 
God keep us in health and safety, this day and all our days. Amen

 



Messiah Daily Readings and Prayers - 2021
October 10 thru October 17
 
OPENING
Holy Trinity: guard my thoughts, guide my words, bless my acts – amen.  
 
PSALM SCHEDULE
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Psalm 37:23-40
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Psalm 91:9-16

DAILY BIBLE READINGS


SUNDAY OCTOBER 10 / LECTIONARY 28 / PENTECOST 20
Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 demands justice for the poor 
Mark 10:17-31 Jesus teaches about wealth 
 
 Weekday readings anticipate Sunday readings 10.17.2021
 
Mon. 10.11
I Samuel 8:1-18 warning against having a king
Hebrews 6:1-12 the peril of falling away from God 
 
Tue. 10.12
I Samuel 10:17-25 Saul is proclaimed king
Hebrews 6:13-20 hope in God’s promise
 
Wed. 10.13
I Samuel 12:1-25 the people are reminded to follow God
John 13:1-17 Jesus washes disciples’ feet
 
Thur. 10.14
Genesis 14:17-24 Melchizedek blesses Abraham 
Romans 15:7-13 gentiles glorify God 
 
Fri. 10.15
Isaiah 47:1-9 kings lose their thrones  
Revelation 17:1-18 kings are conquered 
 
Sat. 10.16
Isaiah 47:10-15 it is futile to trust those who cannot save us
 Luke 22:24-30 those who serve are the great ones 
 
SUNDAY OCTOBER 17 / LECTIONARY 29 / PENTECOST 21


PRAYERS


PRAYER FOR OUR NATION 
Lord of all nations, guide this nation by your Spirit to go forward in justice and freedom.  Give to all our people the blessings of well-being and harmony, but above all things give us faith in you, that our nation may bring glory to your name and blessings to all peoples, thru Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR THE MORNING HOURS (ELW)
O Lord, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us in safety to this new day. Preserve us with your mighty power that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome in adversity, and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; thru Jesus Christ our Lord. 
 
PRAYER FOR AFTERNOON AND EVENING (ELW)
O God, from whom come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments; and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness; thru the merit of Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God forever Amen
 
CLOSING 
God keep us in health and safety, this day and all our days. Amen

 



Messiah Daily Readings and Prayers - 2021
September 26 thru October 3
 
OPENING
Holy Trinity: guard my thoughts, guide my words, bless my acts – amen.  
 
PSALM SCHEDULE
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Psalm 112
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Psalm 8 

DAILY BIBLE READINGS


SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26 / LECTIONARY 26 / PENTECOST 18
Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 Moses includes Eldad and Medad
Mark 9:38-50 Jesus includes the other person who was not one of the twelve

Readings this week anticipate readings we’ll hear in church on 10.3.2021

Mon. 9.27
Deuteronomy 22:13-20  laws about sexual conduct
First Corinthians 7:1-9 guidance for those who are married 
 
Tue. 9.28
Deuteronomy 24:1-5 Old Testament divorce laws 
First Corinthians 7:10-16 St. Paul writes on divorce 
 
Wed. 9.29
Jeremiah 3:6-14 forgiveness in a relationship 
Matthew 5:27-36 Jesus teaches on marriage 
 
Thur. 9.30
Genesis 20:1-18 Abraham and Sarah, husband and wife 
Galatians 3:23-29 children in the household of God 
 
Fri. 10.1 
Genesis 21:22-34 reconciliations in the family 
Romans 8:1-11 life in the spirit
 
Sat. 10.2 
Genesis 23:1-20 Abraham buries his wife, Sarah
Luke 16:14-18 Jesus makes reference to divorce 
 
SUNDAY OCTOBER 3 / LECTIONARY 27 / PENTECOST 19
Genesis 2:18-24 The man and woman created for relationship
Mark 10:2-16 Jesus teaches on marriage 

PRAYERS

PRAYER FOR OUR NATION 
Lord of all nations, guide this nation by your Spirit to go forward in justice and freedom.  Give to all our people the blessings of well-being and harmony, but above all things give us faith in you, that our nation may bring glory to your name and blessings to all peoples, thru Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR THE MORNING HOURS (ELW)
O Lord, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us in safety to this new day. Preserve us with your mighty power that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome in adversity, and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; thru Jesus Christ our Lord. 
 
PRAYER FOR AFTERNOON AND EVENING (ELW)
O God, from whom come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments; and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness; thru the merit of Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God forever Amen
 
CLOSING 
God keep us in health and safety, this day and all our days. Amen


Messiah Daily Readings and Prayers - 2021
September 12 thru September 19
 
OPENING
Holy Trinity: guard my thoughts, guide my words, bless my work – amen.  
 
PSALM SCHEDULE
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Psalm 139:1-18
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Psalm 54

DAILY BIBLE READINGS September 12 thru September 19
 

SEPTEMBER 12 / LECTIONARY 24 / 16 PENTECOST
Isaiah 50:4-9 the suffering servant realizes God has given him “the tongue of a teacher.”
Psalm 116 references the voice of our supplications. 
James 3:4-10 warns against the misuse of our speaking.
Matthew 8:17-34 Jesus speaks openly about his suffering before resurrection. 

Readings this week all anticipate the readings we’ll hear in church on 9.19.2021

 
Monday Sept 13
II Kings 5:1-14 a servant girl saves her master from leprosy 
James 4:8-17 invites us to draw near to God
 
Tuesday Sept 14
II Kings 11:21—12:16 a boy king repairs the temple 
James 5:1-6 warns to not place our trust in riches 
 
Wednesday Sept 15
Jeremiah 1:4-10 God calls Jeremiah 
John 8:31-38 following the call from Jesus 
 
Thursday Sept 16
Judges 6:1-10 Israel ignores God’s prophet
I Corinthians 2:1-5 God’s wisdom is beyond human wisdom 
 
Friday Sept 17
I Kings 22:24-40 a prophet is imprisoned 
Romans 11:25-32 do not claim to be wiser than you are 
 
Saturday Sept 18
II Kings 17:5-18 Israel refuses the listen to the prophets 
Matthew 23:29-39 woe to those who kill the prophets 
 
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 19 / LECTIONARY 25 / PENTECOST 17
Jeremiah 11:18-20 the prophet is like a lamb 
Psalm 54 God helps us 
James 3:13—4:3 wisdom from above 
Mark 9:30-37 Jesus predicts his suffering and death 
 

PRAYERS


PRAYER FOR OUR NATION 
Lord of all nations, guide this nation by your Spirit to go forward in justice and freedom.  Give to all our people the blessings of well-being and harmony, but above all things give us faith in you, that our nation may bring glory to your name and blessings to all peoples, thru Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR THE MORNING HOURS (ELW)
O Lord, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us in safety to this new day. Preserve us with your mighty power that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome in adversity, and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; thru Jesus Christ our Lord. 
 
PRAYER FOR AFTERNOON AND EVENING (ELW)
O God, from whom come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments; and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness; thru the merit of Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God forever Amen
 
CLOSING 
God keep us in health and safety, this day and all our days. Amen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Messiah Daily Readings and Prayers - 2021
September 5 thru September 12 
 
OPENING
Holy Trinity, watch over me 
 
PSALM SCHEDULE
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Psalm 119:169-176
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Psalm 116:1-9

DAILY BIBLE READINGS September 5 thru September 12 


SEPTEMBER 5 / 15 PENTECOST / WEEK 23
Isaiah 35:4-7 God brings healing 
Mark 7:24-37 Jesus heals a little girl and then a deaf man 

 

Readings this week all anticipate the readings we’ll hear in church on 9.12.2021

 
9.6 Mon.
I Kings 13:1-10 obeying God’s Word
Romans 3:9-20 some speak deception 
 
9.7 Tue.
I Kings 13:11-25 disobeying God’s Word
Colossians 3:1-11 some speak abusively 
 
9.8 Wed.
Isaiah 10:12-20 God will destroy evil 
John 7:25-36 Jesus as Messiah
 
9.9 Thu
Joshua 2:1-14 Rahab harlot shelters Israel’s spies 
Hebrews 11:17-22 our forebears acting faithfully
 
9.10 Fri
Joshua 2:15-24 the oath to protect Rahab
James 2:12-26 Abraham’s faith 
 
9.11 Sat.
Joshua 6:22-27 Rahab’s whole family is protected 
Matthew 21:23-32 tax collectors and prostitutes have faith 
 
9.12.2021 SUNDAY / 16 PENTECOST / LECTIONARY 24
Isaiah 50:4-9 God vindicates the faithful, suffering servant
James 3:1-12 the danger language and speech that are of out of control
Mark 8:27-38 Peter confession his faith 

PRAYERS


PRAYER FOR OUR NATION 
Lord of all nations, guide this nation by your Spirit to go forward in justice and freedom.  Give to all our people the blessings of well-being and harmony, but above all things give us faith in you, that our nation may bring glory to your name and blessings to all peoples, thru Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR THE MORNING HOURS (ELW)
O Lord, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us in safety to this new day. Preserve us with your mighty power that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome in adversity, and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; thru Jesus Christ our Lord. 
 
PRAYER FOR AFTERNOON AND EVENING (ELW)
O God, from whom come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments; and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness; thru the merit of Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God forever Amen
 
CLOSING 
God keep us in health and safety, this day and all our days. Amen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Messiah Daily Readings and Prayers - 2021
August 29 thru September 5
 
OPENING
Holy Trinity, watch over me 
 
PSALM SCHEDULE
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Psalm 106 
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, 146

DAILY BIBLE READINGS
August 29 thru September 5

AUGUST 29 / 14 PENTECOST / LECTIONARY 22 
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 God’s law is a true sign of national greatness
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Jesus tells us true and authentic religious expression stems from deep within; real faith is not an external show. 
 
8.30 Monday Deuteronomy 4:9-14 teach the children
 
8.31 Tuesday Deuteronomy 4:15-20 stay on course
 
9.1 Wednesday Deuteronomy 4:21-40 remain faithful 
 
9.2 Thursday Romans 2:1-11 God’s standards apply to all
 
9.3 Friday Romans 2:12-16 God’s law is for all people
 
9.4 Saturday Matthew 15:21-31 Jesus heals
 
SEPTEMBER 5 / 15 PENTECOST / LECTIONARY 23
Isaiah 32:1-8 God who is source of healing 
Mark 7:24-37 Jesus heals two people 

PRAYERS

PRAYER FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS RETURNING TO SCHOOLS
Eternal God, bless all our schools that they may be lively place of sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom. Grant that those who teach and learn may find you to be the source of all truth; thru Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

PRAYER FOR KABUL 
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work or watch or weep, and give angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, comfort the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR THE MORNING HOURS (ELW)
O Lord, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us in safety to this new day. Preserve us with your mighty power that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome in adversity, and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; thru Jesus Christ our Lord. 
 
PRAYER FOR AFTERNOON AND EVENING (ELW)
O God, from whom come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments; and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness; thru the merit of Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God forever Amen
 
CLOSING 
God keep us in health and safety, today and every day. Amen


Messiah Daily Readings and Prayers - 2021
August 22 thru August 29
 
OPENING  
Holy Trinity, watch over me 

PSALM SCHEDULE

Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Psalm 119:97-104
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Psalm 15

DAILY BIBLE READINGS
August 22 thru 29

AUGUST 22 / LECTIONARY 21 / 13 PENTECOST  
Joshua 24:1-2a & 14-18 our house will serve God
John 6:56-69 the bread that feeds us into eternal life
 
8.23 Monday Ephesians 5:21 brings a household code of conduct
 
8.24 Tuesday Ephesians 6:21-24 extends peace to the community
 
8.25 Wednesday John 15:16-25 Jesus chooses us
 
8.26 Thursday Exodus32:1-14 the people make a false god
 
8.27 Friday Exodus 32:15-35 consequences for worshiping a false god
 
8.28 Saturday Exodus 34:8-28 renews relationship (covenant) with the living God
 
AUGUST 29 / LECTIONARY 22 / 14th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 God’s law is a true sign of national greatness
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Jesus tells us true and authentic religious expression stems from deep within; real faith is not an external show. 

PRAYERS

PRAYER FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS RETURNING TO SCHOOLS
Eternal God, bless all our schools that they may be lively place of sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom. Grant that those who teach and learn may find you to be the source of all truth; thru Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR SOLDIERS AND CITIZENS IN AFGHANISTAN
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work or watch or weep, and give angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, comfort the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR THE MORNING HOURS (ELW)
O Lord, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us in safety to this new day. Preserve us with your mighty power that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome in adversity, and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; thru Jesus Christ our Lord. 
 
PRAYER FOR AFTERNOON AND EVENING (ELW)
O God, from whom come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments; and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness; thru the merit of Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God forever Amen
 
CLOSING 
God keep us in health and safety, today and every day. Amen



Messiah Daily Readings and Prayers - 2021
August 15 thru August 22
 
OPENING  
Holy Trinity, watch over me 

PSALM SCHEDULE

Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Psalm 36
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Psalm 34:15-22
 

DAILY BIBLE READINGS August 15-22

 
AUGUST 15 / LECTIONARY WEEK 20 / SUNDAY
Proverbs 9:1-6 Wisdom’s feast
John 6:51-58 Christ as true food and drink
 
August 16 Acts 6:1-7 deacons are entrusted with the ministry of food distribution
 
August 17 Acts 7:9-16 recalls when Joseph’s brothers came to Egypt for food
 
August 18 Mark 8:14-21 Jesus teaches about bread
 
August 19 Firsts Thessalonians 5:1-11 on the breastplate of faith and love
 
August 20 Romans 13:11-14 on wearing the armor of light
 
August 21 Luke 11:5-13 the task and promise of prayer 
 
AUGUST 22 / LECTIONARY 21 / 13 PENTECOST / SUNDAY 
Joshua 24:1-2a & 14-18 our house will serve God
John 6:56-69 the bread that feeds us into eternal life
 

PRAYERS

 
DAILY PRAYER 
Gracious God, the Christ came down from heaven to be true bread which gives life to the world.  Give us this bread, that Christ may live in us and we in Him. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR THE MORNING HOURS (ELW)
O Lord, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us in safety to this new day. Preserve us with your mighty power that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome in adversity, and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; thru Jesus Christ our Lord. 
 
PRAYER FOR AFTERNOON AND EVENING (ELW)
O God, from whom come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments; and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness; thru the merit of Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God forever Amen
 
 
CLOSING 
God keep us in health and safety, today and every day. Amen



Messiah Daily Readings and Prayers - 2021
August 8 thru August 15
 
OPENING  
Holy Trinity, watch over me 
 

PSALM SCHEDULE


Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Psalm 81 God will feed us 
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Psalm 34:9-14 seeking God 
 

DAILY BIBLE READINGS August 8 thru August 15 

 
SUNDAY / LECTIONARY WEEK 19 / AUGUST 8
I Kings 19:4-8 Elijah receives bread for his journey
John 6:35, 41-51 Jesus speaks about himself as bread of life 
 
August 9 Monday First Kings 17:1-16 God feeds the widow at Zaraphath.
 
August 10 Tuesday Ruth 2:1-23 – Ruth gleans the field of Boaz.
 
August 11 Wednesday Jeremiah 31:1-6 God promises fruitful vineyards. 
 
August 12 Thursday Acts 6:8-15 Stephen the Deacon’s wisdom   
 
August 13 Friday Romans 16:17-20 be wise in what is good 
 
August 14 Saturday Job 13:1-19 when silence is wisdom
 
AUGUST 15 / LECTIONARY WEEK 20 / SUNDAY
Proverbs 9:1-6 Wisdom’s feast
John 6:51-58 Christ as true food and drink
 

PRAYERS

 
DAILY PRAYER 
Gracious God, the Christ came down from heaven to be true bread which gives life to the world.  Give us this bread, that Christ may live in us and we in Him. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR THE MORNING HOURS (ELW)
O Lord, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us in safety to this new day. Preserve us with your mighty power that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome in adversity, and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; thru Jesus Christ our Lord. 
 
PRAYER FOR AFTERNOON AND EVENING (ELW)
O God, from whom come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments; and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness; thru the merit of Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God forever Amen
 
CLOSING 
God keep us in health and safety, today and every day. Amen


Messiah Daily Readings and Prayers - 2021
August 1 thru August 8
 
OPENING  
Holy Trinity, watch over me 

PSALM SCHEDULE

Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Psalm 107:1-3, 33-43 God feeds the hungry
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Psalm 34:1-8 taste and see that God is good
 

DAILY BIBLE READINGS August 1 thru August 8 

 
SUNDAY AUGUST 1 / LECTIONARY WEEK 18
Exodus 16 Manna and quail in the wilderness story
John 6:24-35 Christ as Bread of Life
 
August 2 Monday Numbers 11:16-23, 31-32 is another version of the story about God sending quail to sustain wandering Israelites. 
 
August 3 Tuesday Deuteronomy 8:1-20 God promises that in the Promised Land the people will eat their fill, no longer relying on rations of manna and quail. 
 
August 4  Wednesday Mark 8:1-10 Jesus feeds 4,000 (Sunday’s gospel was related to Jesus feeding 5,000 in John 6). 
 
August 5 Thursday Romans 15:1-6 describes people of the community of faith living in harmony with one another. 
 
August 6 Friday Galatians 6:1-10 describes people of the community of faith bearing one another’s burdens. 
 
August 7 Saturday Matthew 7:7-11: this bread and stones reference from Jesus anticipates tomorrow’s discourse on Christ as bread of life. 
 
SUNDAY / LECTIONARY WEEK 19 / AUGUST 8
I Kings 19:4-8 Elijah receives bread for his journey
John 6:35, 41-51 Jesus speaks about himself as bread of life 
 

PRAYERS

 
DAILY PRAYER 
Gracious God, the Christ came down from heaven to be true bread which gives life to the world.  Give us this bread, that Christ may live in us and we in Him. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR THE MORNING HOURS (ELW)
O Lord, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us in safety to this new day. Preserve us with your mighty power that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome in adversity, and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; thru Jesus Christ our Lord. 
 
PRAYER FOR AFTERNOON AND EVENING (ELW)
O God, from whom come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments; and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness; thru the merit of Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God forever Amen
 
CLOSING 
God keep us in health and safety, today and every day. Amen



Messiah Daily Readings and Prayers - 2021
July 25 thru August 1
 
OPENING  
Holy Trinity, watch over me 
 

PSALM SCHEDULE

Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Psalm 111 God provides food 
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Psalm 78:23-29 Manna from heaven 
 

DAILY BIBLE READINGS July 25 thru August 1 

 
JULY 25 SUNDAY LECTIONARY WEEK 17
Second Kings 4:42-44 Elisha feeds a large crowd
John 6:1-21 Jesus feeds five thousand 
 
July 26 Monday. Genesis 18:1-15 Abraham and Sarah share a meal with God.
 
July 27 Tuesday. Exodus 24:1-11 the elders that Moses appointed share a meal with God. 
 
July 28 Wednesday.  Isaiah 25:6-10 sees God’s future as a time of feasting on the mountain. 
 
July 29 Thursday. I Corinthians 11:17-22 St. Paul speaks to some abuses in their practice of the Lord’s Supper. 
 
July 30 Friday. I Corinthians 11:27-34 St. Paul speaks about discerning the body of Christ in the Lord’s Supper. 
 
July 31 Saturday. Matthew 16:5-12 Jesus speaks of yeast and when he fed the crowds.
 
SUNDAY AUGUST 1 / LECTIONARY WEEK 18
Exodus 16 the Manna in the wilderness story
John 6:24-35 Christ as Bread of Life
 

PRAYERS

 
DAILY PRAYER 
Gracious God, you place in our hearts a hunger for your word and truth. Grant that we may know Christ to be the true bread of heaven and to share this bread with all we know. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR THE MORNING HOURS (ELW)
O Lord, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us in safety to this new day. Preserve us with your mighty power that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome in adversity, and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; thru Jesus Christ our Lord. 
 
PRAYER FOR AFTERNOON AND EVENING (ELW)
O God, from whom come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments; and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness; thru the merit of Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God forever Amen
 
CLOSING 
God keep us in health and safety, today and every day. Amen


 

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